March 16, 2023

Register now: ADA trainings on self-evaluations and transition plans

CMAP will offer two free trainings in April to educate local communities on the Americans with Disabilities Act.

March 16, 2023

How can northeastern Illinois strategize to succeed in these financial times?

Join CMAP Executive Director Erin Aleman on March 30 for the event, Financial Times Ahead: What the Current Economy Means for the Chicago Region.

February 22, 2023

Region convenes to discuss local climate action planning

In a recent CMAP Talks webinar, panelists discussed how communities can take climate action and resources you can use.

February 16, 2023

AARP grant offers opportunities for immediate improvements, long-term progress

AARP is accepting applications for the Community Challenge grant program.

February 10, 2023

New state water plan reaffirms ON TO 2050 strategies

Illinois recently updated its water plan, including several recommendations critical to implement the region's long-range plan. Read about this a...

February 9, 2023

Help plan for a sustainable water supply

This month, CMAP will begin a project with the Northwest Water Planning Alliance to create a water supply sustainability plan for the five-county...

February 8, 2023

Register for free training on ADA coordinators' roles and responsibilities

Learn about CMAP's upcoming ADA training, and more, in the Accessible Communities newsletter.

February 6, 2023

More than $115 million in infrastructure funding will support improvements to Metra line

The U.S. Department of Transportation recently awarded $117 million in grant funding to help enhance and rebuild Metra's Union Pacific North line...

February 2, 2023

New resource page to improve safety in your community

A new safety page provides essential information about the STAR program and what it means for northeastern Illinois. Read more updates in the saf...

February 1, 2023

Northeastern Illinois awarded $5 million grant to improve traffic safety across the region

A major federal grant will fund the Safe Travel for All Roadmap (STAR) program and address the sharp rise in traffic deaths, particularly among ...

January 25, 2023

In first-of-its-kind partnership, regional leaders unite around economic strategy to boost shared prosperity

Read how regional leaders unite around economic strategy, PART initiative aims for stronger transit system, and more in the latest CMAP Update.

January 24, 2023

New Land Use Inventory data available

CMAP released the 2018 Land Use Inventory, which identifies up to 50 different land categories in the region, and is available now for download.

January 24, 2023

Communities receive technical assistance to improve ADA compliance, strengthen accessibility

More than 20 communities throughout northeastern Illinois will receive technical assistance from CMAP to improve traffic safety, make travel more...

January 23, 2023

Region comes together to agree on priority projects for northeastern Illinois

CMAP worked with partners and stakeholders throughout northeastern Illinois to identify high-priority projects for infrastructure law funding.

January 19, 2023

Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block applications open

Eligible state and local governments now can apply for $430 million in funding from the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program. ...

January 19, 2023

New agreement between IDOT and CDOT will help improve safety for pedestrians and bicyclists

A new agreement between the Illinois Department of Transportation and the Chicago Department of Transportation will make it easier to implement ...

January 18, 2023

Call for projects: Communities can apply for surface transportation project funding

CMAP is currently accepting funding applications for surface transportation projects. Read more about the open call, CMAP's mobility recovery rep...

January 18, 2023

Northeastern Illinois launches PART project aims to secure financial viability of nation's 2nd largest transit system

The development of a plan for a stronger and more financially secure transit system for Chicagoland is now underway through PART: the Plan of A...

January 12, 2023

Technical Assistance program supports communities with ADA compliance, travel safety, and long-term planning needs

More than 20 communities throughout northeastern Illinois will receive technical assistance from CMAP to improve traffic safety, make travel more...

January 9, 2023

New report details vision, recommendations to reimagine mobility in northeastern Illinois

A new multi-year study lays out a detailed strategy and foundational groundwork for regional leaders to use when tackling the looming transit f...